campaigns http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3603/all en The Media vs. Conservatives, 2013 Edition: Virginia Newspapers’ Viciously Negative Coverage of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-vs-conservatives-2013-edition-virginia-newspapers-viciously-negative-cover <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last year, the national media spent the campaign highlighting (or inventing) problems for the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, while downplaying or ignoring the shortcomings in Barack Obama’s record as President. Next year, we’ll find out if the media will be more successful than they were in 2010, when they attempted to marginalize and discredit conservative Tea Party candidates in a campaign that turned out to be a crushing defeat for liberals.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/media-vs-conservatives-2013-edition-virginia-newspapers-viciously-negative-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division campaigns governor's race Ken Cuccinelli Media Bias Richmond Times-Dispatch Roanoke Times Terry McAuliffe Virginia Virginian-Pilot Washington Post Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:42:50 +0000 rich.noyes 44422 at http://mrc.org Updated for 2012: The MRC's 'Media Bias 101' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/updated-2012-mrcs-media-bias-101 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/MediaBias101B.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" />The Media Research Center has just concluded an update of our “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/media-bias-101-what-journalists-really-think-and-what-public-thinks-about-them"><strong>Media Bias 101</strong></a>” Web package, with more than 40 articles detailing scholarly research of the past 30 years showing the mostly liberal attitudes of American journalists and opinion polls showing the public’s growing recognition of the media’s liberal bias.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/updated-2012-mrcs-media-bias-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaigns Journalists Media Bias Polls public opinion surveys Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:20:21 +0000 rich.noyes 39889 at http://mrc.org By 20-to-1, Nets Apply Ideological Labels to Republicans Over Democratic Presidential Candidates http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/20-1-nets-apply-ideological-labels-republicans-over-democratic-presidential-cand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Pile on 62 Conservative Labels This Year, vs. a Mere 3 Liberal Tags in 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year's crop of GOP presidential candidates includes strong conservatives, just like the top Democratic candidates four years ago — Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards — were all staunch liberals. But a major, glaring difference between today's campaign coverage and the early coverage of the 2007 Democratic nomination race is the impulse of journalists to repeatedly brand the 2012 GOP candidates as 'conservative' despite offering extremely few 'liberal' labels four years ago. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/20-1-nets-apply-ideological-labels-republicans-over-democratic-presidential-cand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division BarackObama campaigns conservative Elections HillaryClinton JohnEdwards liberal MicheleBachmann RickSantorum TimPawlenty Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:59:00 +0000 admin 3023 at http://mrc.org Bozell Column: Conservatives, Forever On Trial http://mrc.org/bozells-column/bozell-column-conservatives-forever-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Democrats are losing badly. So why in the world does the tone of news coverage suggest all kinds of political problems for conservatives, as if they were the collapsing majority in this campaign? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <div><div style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;"><p>It's a topsy-turvy, upside-down political world out there for people who thought Barack Obama would be cruising at a 70 percent approval rating while crushing the Republicans like bugs. In fact, the opposite has happened. The Senate Majority Leader is in grave danger of involuntary retirement. Everyone in Washington concedes Nancy Pelosi is unlikely to bang the gavel in January.</p></div></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/bozell-column-conservatives-forever-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell campaigns Conservatives Liberals TeaParty Tue, 05 Oct 2010 22:25:00 +0000 admin 4816 at http://mrc.org Watch Out, Republicans: This Is 1964 All Over Again http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/watch-out-republicans-1964-all-over-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 23, No. 19 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Sept202010.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=827144" title="Sept202010.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><b>Watch Out, Republicans: This Is 1964 All Over Again</b></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/watch-out-republicans-1964-all-over-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc BobSchieffer campaigns cbs ChrisMatthews ChristineO'Donnell Conservatives Democrats dianesawyer Elections GeorgeStephanopoulos harrysmith KatieCouric Liberals NBC Republicans TeaParty thrill Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:49:44 +0000 admin 8716 at http://mrc.org Exhibit 2-14: Harvard's "National Leadership Index" Survey (2007) http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-2-14-harvards-national-leadership-index-survey-2007 <p>Researchers at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government polled 1,207 adults in September 2007 to ascertain the public's 'confidence' in American leaders in a variety of sectors, including the military, business, government and the media.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-2-14-harvards-national-leadership-index-survey-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division campaigns Harvard media Poll public opinion survey trust Tue, 13 Oct 2009 16:05:00 +0000 admin 29234 at http://mrc.org Exhibit 1-7: White House Reporters http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-7-white-house-reporters <p>In 1995, Kenneth Walsh, a reporter for <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>, polled 28 of his fellow White House correspondents from ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, Copley, Cox, Hearst, Knight-Ridder, plus <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>Time</em> and <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>, about their presidential voting patterns for his 1996 book <em>Feeding the Beast: The White House versus the Press</em>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-7-white-house-reporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division campaigns Journalists Media Bias Polls surveys White House reporters Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:01:00 +0000 admin 29227 at http://mrc.org While Covering Lies by Hillary and Obama, Couric Smears McCain http://mrc.org/articles/while-covering-lies-hillary-and-obama-couric-smears-mccain <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Congratulations to CBS Evening News for running a story Wednesday night about the character of the presidential candidates, in this case trustworthiness and lying.  Too bad CBS tainted the story by telling a bias-inspired lie of its own.</p> <br /> <p >Couric cited or played clips of a number of famous lies by candidates: </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/while-covering-lies-hillary-and-obama-couric-smears-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education AlGore BillClinton campaigns CBSEveningNews hillary JoeKlein JohnMcCain KatieCouric lying obama Thu, 03 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28306 at http://mrc.org Media Mania Over Chump Change http://mrc.org/articles/media-mania-over-chump-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jan-larue-esq">Jan LaRue, Esq.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Jesus Christ brought change, as did Adolph Hitler. “Change” can mean many things.  </p> <br /> <p >Most of us won't allow a hairstylist to “change” our do without an in-depth explanation. But a lot of us are buying into undefined promises of “change” from presidential contenders. <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">American Idol</i> viewers expect more from contestants than voters expect from presidential candidates. Where's Simon when you need him?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-mania-over-chump-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Media campaigns candidates change Elections Presidentialelections Tue, 15 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28415 at http://mrc.org